Tehran vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the Japanese prime minister’s trip to Tehran has not been on the agenda after the media in the Asian country claimed that he had canceled the trip.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multibillion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.
Authorities in Thailand have vowed to take a “no risk” approach to freeing 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been stuck in a flooded cave for at least 10 days, while soldiers hold an evacuation drill to be prepared for the rescue mission.
A top Thai official said Tuesday that heavy rains forecast for the coming days could worsen floods in the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were located after an exhaustive search, and could force authorities to speed up their extraction by having them dive their way out.